Proposal Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Proposal Coordinators in the United States is around $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Proposal Coordinators making up 78 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,655 - $73,344

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$14.74 - $28.24

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,655 - $73,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
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$36,182 - $72,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$21.51 - $46.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,182 - $72,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Survey results imply that Proposal Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Project Coordinating, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Proposal Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. For Proposal Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Proposal Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Proposal Coordinators in Arlington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+22 percent), Reston (+18 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston and Fairfax (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 3%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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